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works council

noun, Chiefly British
1.
an elected body of employee representatives that deals with management regarding grievances, working conditions, wages, etc.
2.
a joint council or committee representing employer and employees that discusses working conditions, wages, etc., within a plant or business.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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British Dictionary definitions for works council

works council

noun (mainly Brit)
1.
a council composed of both employer and employees convened to discuss matters of common interest concerning a factory, plant, business policy, etc, not covered by regular trade union agreements
2.
a body representing the workers of a plant, factory, etc, elected to negotiate with the management about working conditions, wages, etc
Also called works committee
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